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Copperbell Mines is a dungeon in Final Fantasy XIV. Along with Sastasha Seagrot and Tam-Tara Deepcroft, it serves as part of an early set of dungeons. A recently reclaimed mineshaft, the miners dug too deep and released a clan of hecatoncheirs that had long been trapped beneath the surface.

A hard mode of Copperbell was released in patch 2.1, A Realm Awoken, serving alongside Haukke Manor (Hard) as the very first Hard mode dungeons.

Story[edit | edit source]

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Copperbell Mines in the opening cutscene.

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During the 13th century of the Sixth Astral Era, a little over 300 years before the events of Final Fantasy XIV, the Thorne Dynasty of Ul'dah had enslaved a tribe of gigants known as hecatoncheirs to assist in their mining operations by way of enchanted helmets. Though it is not known how, in 1272 the enchantments broke, and the hecatoncheirs revolted against their masters in the Great Giant Revolt. Fearing their might, the then ruler of Ul'dah, Baldric Thorne, ordered the mines collapsed on the gigants' heads, hoping they would either be crushed or suffocated to death. When no further hecatoncheirs emerged, the ploy was thought a success. The Copperbell Mines, believed to be purged of ore anyways, were abandoned, leaving the gigants to their fate.

A group of adventurers fighting a hecatoncheir.

Three centuries later, Amajina & Sons sought to reclaim the mines in hopes of finding some heretofore undiscovered mineral veins. Unfortunately, they dug too deep, and freed the hecatoncheirs who had by some miracle survived the centuries trapped in the depths of the mine, during which they had plenty of time for their hatred of their former masters to stew. Simultaneously exalting their newfound freedom and enraged at the sight of what they saw as their former masters, the hecatoncheirs vowed to never be enslaved or trapped again and began furiously attacking any other spoken they came across. With the hecatoncheirs once again posing a threat to Ul'dah, the city-state called upon adventurers to find a more permanent solution to the problem.

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Locations[edit | edit source]

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Items[edit | edit source]

Throughout the dungeon, the player may encounter the following optional chests:

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Area Section Enemies
Shaft A Shaft A1
  • (6, 7) Copperbell Coblyn x2, Spriggan Copper Copper (drops tiny key)
Shaft B Shaft B1
  • (8, 7) Spriggan Copper Copper x2, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #1))
  • (8, 7) Copperbell Coblyn, Spriggan Copper Copper, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #1))
Maneater Rip
  • (8, 8) Spriggan Copper Copper x2, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #1))
Shaft B1
  • (9, 7) Copperbell Coblyn, Hecatoncheir Stonehauler
  • (10, 7) Lightning Sprite, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #2)), (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #3))
  • (9, 7) Copperbell Coblyn, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #2)), (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #3))
  • (10, 6) Copperbell Coblyn, Lightning Sprite, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #2)), (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #3)), (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #4)), (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #5))
  • (11, 7) Lightning Sprite x2, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #4)), (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #5))
  • (11, 7) (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #6))
Shaft B4
  • (11, 8) Copperbell Coblyn, Spriggan Copper Copper, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #6))
The Screaming Dark
  • (12, 9) Spriggan Sifter x25, Flambeau x3, Kottos (boss, drops tiny key)
Shaft B4
  • (12, 10) Errant Soul X2
Shaft E Shaft E1
  • (12, 11) Errant Soul, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #7))
  • (13, 12) Blasting Cap, Errant Soul, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #7)) (drops firesand)
  • (11, 12) Blasting Cap, Errant Soul, Spriggan Copper Copper, (Spriggan Copper Carrier*(Patrol #7)) (drops firesand)
The Crying Dark
  • (11, 13) Ichorous Ire, Blasting Cap x3+, Spriggan Quencher x2+ (boss, drops firesand)
Shaft E4
  • (10, 13) Pit Hippocerf x2, Living Fossil
  • (10, 13) Living Fossil x2
  • (10, 14) Errant Soul, Living Fossil
  • (9, 14) Errant Soul x2, Living Fossil
  • (10, 13) Pit Hippocerf x2, Hecatoncheir Stonebreaker
  • (9, 13) Errant Soul, Pit Hippocerf
The Cold Throne

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

FFRK Copperbell Mines FFXIV.png

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Gyges and Kottos were names of two of the Hecatoncheirs, monstrous offspring of Ouranos and Gaea in Greek Mythology. The third Hecatoncheir, Crier Briareos, appears as the target of the FATE "There Might Be Giants" in Western Thanalan, implied to have separately escaped from the mines.

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